๐Ÿ’ฌ Flip the System Australia – Strategic Corporal

Replied to Flip the System Australia | It’s About Learning by Cameron Paterson (learningshore.edublogs.org)

My chapter for Flip the System Oz was co-authored with Keren Caple from the Innovation Unit. In it we advocate generating networks of teachers across schools to learn from each other, placing trust in the grassroots, and creative reimagining. I used the term โ€œStrategic Corporalโ€, which is the notion that leadership in complex, rapidly evolving environments devolves lower and lower down the chain of command to more effectively incorporate the latest on the ground data into decision-making. Too much education reform remains top-down, imposed on schools without drawing on or supporting the development of capacities within the system. We need to shift the narrative and reform from the bottom up.

I look forward to reading the book and your chapter Cameron. Having been a part of a collective investigating reporting, there is real power in working together. My only wondering is the role of the central, top-down system, which often ironically maybe supports and facilitates such initiatives.

Syndicated at Read Write Collect

3 responses on “๐Ÿ’ฌ Flip the System Australia – Strategic Corporal”

  1. Hi Aaron, I completely agree and this comes through in my chapter when I refer to John Kotter’s work on hierarchies and networks. Best, Cameron

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